Current Affairs

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Libyan armed faction takes over U.S. Embassy annex in Tripoli

After the overthrow of Gaddafi and its ‘liberation’ by the West the oil rich North African state remains in chaos, ruled by conflicting armed militias

Convoy of nearly 300 Russian trucks en route to the Ukraine carrying humanitarian aid. Click to enlarge

NATO no match for Russia military on Russian territory: Analyst

Paul Craig Roberts talks to Iran’s Press TV about the ongoing crisis in Ukraine

Press Conference Given by the Armed Forces of the Donetsk National Republic

This is nearly a week old but it gives added perspective to the upsurge of fighting in eastern Ukraine. It also provides insight into what the Western media describes as Russian backing for the militia fighting against Kiev. (With English subtitles)

Satellite photo of Russian self-propelled artillary units in the Krasnodon region, eastern Ukraine, on August 21, 2014. Click to enlarge

Ukraine crisis: Barroso warns Putin not to push EU to ‘point of no return’

Warnings that situation nears ‘point of no return’ as EU leaders convene to consider tougher measures and claims that Russia has shot down a Ukrainian Su-25

NATO Europe commander General Phillip Breedlove. Click to enlarge

NATO to Create New Rapid-Reaction Force

The Times of Londen broke this story, they expect you to pay. We don’t

Protesters in Kiev demand surrounded Ukrainian troops be saved. Click to enlarge

Corridor: Putin calls on Ukraine militia to let out surrounded Kiev troops

More on the Ukraine crisis that the Western media is not reporting on

A freight car loaded with self-propelled artillary at a railway station in Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, southern Russia, near the border with Ukraine. Click to enlarge

Crisis deepens as Ukraine says Russian troops back rebel advance

NATO spokesman says up to 1,000 Russians are thought to be fighting in eastern Ukraine, backed by Russian tanks and advanced anti-aircraft systems

US confirms secret United Arab Emirates airstrikes in Libya

Risking accusations of hypocrisy, EU and US condemn “interference” after UAE launch air strikes on Libyan militia. Hypocritical because it was Western interference in overthrowing Ghadaffi that opened the way for the rise of the militias

Israel, ISIL have a lot in common

Rather than being in opposition they are simply two sides of the same coin. Kevin Barrett explains

Armed pro Russian seperatists march Ukrainian POWs through Donetsk, Sunday, Aug 24, 2014. Click to enlarge

Ukraine defiant on national day, rebels parade captives

Military march past marks independence day in Kiev while in eastern Ukraine rebels march 100 POWs through the streets of Donetsk, the capitol of the pro-Russian stronghold

NATO Reports Major Russian Military Build-Up Near Ukraine Border

NATO Secretary General warns of “major” build-up of Russian forces near its border with Ukraine, as White House warns “military vehicles painted to look like civilian trucks” have “forced their way into” into the country.

Israeli air strike kills three Hamas commanders in Gaza

Air strikes resume with the breakdown of the latest ceasefire as Israel calls up a further 10,000 reservists

Missouri cop was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown, says source

We reserve judgement on this but you have to ask why its taken so long for the Ferguson police department to release this account of the shooting?

Israel gambled on a morale boost, but it looks like Hamas’ military chief got away

The last time Israel tried to kill Deif, on July 12, 2006, it was only four months later that Israeli intelligence discovered that he had not been killed in the attack, only wounded

Israel Faces Its Own Evil

Israel Faces Its Own Evil

Just hours before the latest ceasefire collapsed, sources in Jerusalem agreed to a key Palestinian demand. Gilad Atzmon explans

St. Louis Cops Kill Knife-Wielding Man

Protests continue after police kill a second Black man

New Black Panthers Leader Works With Police to Corral Ferguson Protesters

New Black Panther leader coordinating with authorities, urges demonstrators not to “protest after sundown”

Yazidis haunted by cries for help as militants bury victims alive

Western news reports are full of accounts of this new wave of terrorism sweeping the Middle East but they omit to say who actually helped foster it

Michael Brown shooting: Unarmed teenager was ‘shot at least six times’

Private autopsy carried out at the request of his family finds the black teenager was bent forward when he was shot

US Sending 600 Troops, APCs And Tanks To Countries Bordering Russia To "Reassure Threatened Allies"

US Sending 600 Troops, APCs And Tanks To Countries Bordering Russia To “Reassure Threatened Allies”

Escalation over the Ukraine conflict, a/k/a Cold War 2.0, just took another major step forward. Tyler Durden explains